Missile Defense: Acquisition Processes Are Improving, but Further Actions Are Needed to Address Standing Issues, Statement of John D. Sawyer, Acting Director, Contracting and National Security Acquisitions, Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives [open pdf - 900KB]
From the Highlights: "Since MDA [Missile Defense Agency] was established in 2002, DOD has spent over $174 billion to develop a network of sensors, interceptors, and command and control capabilities collectively called the Missile Defense System. GAO [Government Accountability Office] has previously reported on MDA's process to acquire assets and capabilities for this system. This statement highlights key findings from GAO's work on missile defense acquisitions. Specifically, this testimony provides information on (1) changes to MDA's acquisition processes; (2) program and flight test cost estimates and reporting; and (3) MDA's implementation of GAO's prior recommendations relevant to missile defense acquisitions. This statement is primarily based on GAO reports issued since 2020 on MDA's requirements and cost estimating process. In addition, the statement draws upon GAO's body of work issued since 2010."
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/